20202 Gum Island Road (or Kennedy Road if using an old GPS)
Georgetown, DE 19947
Our September meeting will be hosted by Jenna Caraway at Collins Pond. This annual retreat by the pond in a wooded setting has been a tradition for DCWF for many years. Begun by her mother, Wilma, who is fondly remembered, it promises to be a relaxing, inspiring, and entertaining day since one or more of Jenna's puppets will surely make an appearance.
Let's hear directly from Jenna about what she has planned:
As most of you know, I have a passion for puppets and have been writing for my characters. I attended the International VentHaven Ventriloquist Convention as I do annually. So, in addition to the writing games I have planned for us, I thought I would bring you all into my world a bit, not too much so don't be afraid. Topics we will discuss are:
- What I have learned about writing from the convention
- Character development
- Very, very basic puppetry/ventriloquism
- Creative play
D.C.W.A. HAS A NEW HOME!
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovan's Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Coming south on Rt. 113 (from Milford): As you approach the City Limits of Georgetown, turn left immediately after the BEACHES sign (an angled intersection with no light) onto North Bedford Street. (If you pass Walmart on 113, you've gone too far.) Take an immediate left on Donovan's Road (beside the State Police Credit Union). Abundant Life Church is on the left.
Coming north on Rt. 113 (from Millsboro): At the intersection of Rt. 18, get in the right lane of 113; go past Royal Farms, Arby's, and Walmart. Turn right when you see the sign for Division of Child Support Services. The Delaware Federal Credit Union will be facing you. Turn right and take an immediate left on Donovan's Road. Abundant Life Church is on the left.
Coming from the center of Georgetown: On North Bedford Street, when the road splits, bear right and go past North Georgetown Elementary. Take the next right on Donovan's Road beside the State Police Credit Union. Abundant Life Church is on the left.
MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUES: If you have a WIP (work in progress) you would like us to critique, please bring 10 copies of no more than FOUR double-spaced pages. Click HERE for further DCWA critiquing guidelines
REFRESHMENTS: Please bring something to share.
ZOOM WITH US! Unable to come to Georgetown for the meeting? Contact Candy Abbott for the meeting I.D. and passcode to join us via Zoom.
Purpose of DCWF
What you can expect from DCWF
Here we are at our monthly meeting in Oct. 2008 where our teaching was about manuscript formatting and how to navigate Microsoft Word. It is becoming more common for our members to bring their laptops. We're doing our best to keep abreast of the leaps and bounds of technology.
Established in 1993, the group has approx. 45 members on the rolls with an average attendance of 8 to 15 and a regional mailing list of 130. The majority are new writers who are mentored by those of us who have been published. It is an informal gathering for critiquing and encouragement with numerous resources to build up the Christian who writes.
There is no membership fee, no "formal" agenda, and no pressure, but we do hold one another accountable to see progress in our writing.
We meet once a month, the third Saturday, from 9 until 12:30 (sometimes 10 to 2). Our meetings typically include a devotional, shared information, a teaching, critique groups, and prayer. Friendships are fostered over lunch and between meetings. On occasion, we host day-long writing seminars or retreats.
A number of our members attend regional or national conferences (visit www.writehisanswer.com for links to the Philadelphia and Colorado conferences).
Our president, Candy Abbott, is beaming with good cause as she displays the award we--Delmarva Christian Writrs Fellowship--just received as The Best of Georgetown 2019 for Non-Profit association or organization.
This unexpected endorsement comes just in time to help us promote the Delmarva Christian Writers Conference.